Archive for November 20th, 2012

This Evening: Turkeys Lurkin’

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

>>> Stop by Silk City and say happy birthday to our gal Juliet Hope Wayne with solid bros Heyward Howkins and Weird Hot. This is enough party ingredients to make us think that these people have the right idea: Should Thanksgiving Eve Eve be the new biggest party night of the year? >>> Speaking of, […]

Tonight’s WHYY Special On North Broad Street Features The Divine Lorraine, Then And Now Comparisons, Philadelphia Doll Museum

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

It seems like there is always talk of doing new work to revitalize North Broad Street, and tonight at 6PM on WHYY, a half-hour special will take a look at North Broad’s history and the promise for the future. As part of the show, the future and history of the Divine Lorraine, and the look […]

Greater Philadelphia Film Office Wants An Expansion Of The State’s Film Tax Credits

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

In the last few years, a whole bunch of big Hollywood films were made in Pennsylvania (Silver Linings Playbook, The Dark Knight Rises, the upcoming Jack Reacher, and a few stinkers) thanks to the $60 million movie tax credit. But the Director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, Sharon Pinkenson, wants more films. And we […]

If You’ve Got A Cool $900k Lying Around, The Document Which Started The Civil War Can Be Yours

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

In April of 1861, Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation blockading Southern ports, a decision that the Supreme Court later decided was the start of the Civil War. And the document that contains the proclamation itself, signed by Honest Abe, is being sold by the Ardmore-based Raab Collection. For the basement-level price of $900,000 (there is […]

Mayor Nutter Releases Statement On Israel/Gaza Conflict

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

From a press release: The City of Philadelphia has many long-standing, dynamic relationships with Israel: we work closely with the Consul General of Israel in Philadelphia; one of our Sister Cities is Tel Aviv; Philadelphia hosts an Israeli film festival every spring; we are home to the National Museum of American Jewish History; and I […]

And Now, D.A. Seth Williams’ Holiday Shopping Advice

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

“Don’t buy electronics from strangers who approach you in a parking lot.” Thanks, Seth.

Sports Rumblings: This Is All Bad News

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

>>> Andrew Bynum re-injured his knee while he was bowling, because what else could have happened? [ESPN] >>> While playing overseas because of the lockout, Claude Giroux sustained a neck injury and had to come home. At least he can rest until next year while likely not missing any games. [Fox Sports] >>> And the […]

What Kind Of Dirt Does Revel Have On Kanye West?

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

We know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but if you’re looking to lock down those New Year’s Eve (weekend) plans, and you want to spend your night in the most extravagant way possible and with as many shouts of “HAAA?” as the gods will allow, do not worry: Kanye West is playing shows at Revel […]

In An Alternate Universe, Your Favorite Hall And Oates Song Is “Mangobbler”

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

And Wawa switches out “man” for “turkey” in their ads this time of year, every year.